This type of consultation includes working with the program administration to design and implement an evaluation of the overall set of services provided regarding the mission and vision of the organization as well as students’ and staff needs. It typically involves several days (dependent on the size of the organization) of observation onsite along with extensive review of records, lesson plans and documentation, and interviews with staff. A formal report is provided that includes an overview of strengths and weaknesses of the program along with recommendations for resources, training, and supports with an emphasis on providing cost-effective solutions.
Observational review of program is done using "KEY ELEMENTS TO CREATE A STANDARDS BASED ACADEMIC CLASSROOM ". There are seventeen elements to create a standards based academic classroom for special education students. Principals and administrators should hold the special education classrooms to the same standards of quality and excellence as any general education classroom.